Critical Skills to Get You Out of Trouble in the Vertical
Self Rescue - 1 Day Modules
June 6 Level 1
June 7 Level 2
July 11 Level 1
July 12 Level 2
August 8 Level 1
August 9 Level 2
Price: $135/day or $255 for both days
Learn and practice the key techniques that could save your partner's life and gain confidence to venture higher into the vertical realm, knowing that you can deal with a difficult situation.
Knowledge of basic knots and hitches, belaying, rappelling, and some trad or sport climbing experience are necessary.
Skills Practiced in the Level 1 Rock Self-Rescue Clinic
Equipment for Rescue
Trad Anchoring and Belaying
Belay Escape Techniques
Rescuing the Leader
Rope Ascending Methods
Rescue Rappelling Techniques
Lowering off an Anchor
Raising Techniques (3-1, 5-1)
Improvised Rappel Anchors
Learn the techniques to make you a more competent partner when it really matters.
Skills Practiced in the Level 2 Rescue Course
Advanced Hazard Evaluation
Equipment Improvisation for Rescue
AMGA Rescue Drill Techniques Including:
All ClimbingLife Guides rock seminars and clinics are taught by Eli Helmuth, an AMGA Certified Rock Guide since 1991 who has been teaching vertical rock rescue for 20 years.
Eli has participated in numerous professional rescues in RMNP and in Patagonia during his 30 years of climbing.
Rock Rescue Clinics typically take place in Boulder Canyon, Colorado and can be scheduled privately at a number of sites including gyms.
Rescue Clinics can be scheduled privately on any available dates, year-round. Private rates apply, group rates negotiable.
Phone us with questions or to book your next rock climbing day:
ClimbingLife Guides is an authorized permittee of Eldorado Canyon State Park and the Boulder Mountain Open Space.
Instructional videos on self-rescue are available on our website:
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